Get Off the Couch, Bradenton! 20 Cool Things to Do in September

There are tons of great things to do in Bradenton this month! Check out our round-up of 20 Cool Things to Do, then mark your calendars and start making plans!

Have some fun this September! There are tons of great things to do in Bradenton this month. From Karaoke Nights and Succulent sales to Yoga and Manatee Pride, we’re sure you can find something to keep you entertained.

Check out our round-up of cool things to do in September!

1. Karaoke Nights at Kava Social Club

Kava Social Club: 540 13th Street West, Downtown Bradenton
Every Wednesday from 8pm to 11pm

Every Wednesday night is Karaoke Night at the Kava Social Club, where you’re invited to sing your heart out during Shell Karaoke.

Kava Social Club takes pride in being the area’s Premier Karaoke spot. They’ve got a massive sound system and their stage is prepared will all sorts of lights, lasers, and even a fog machine – so you’ll look and feel like a rockstar even if you don’t sound like one. All singers will also get a free shell of kava or tea.

2. Birdrock 7th Birthday EPIC Labor Day Porch Party

1004 10th Avenue West, Village of the Arts Bradenton, FL
Saturday, September 4th at 12 pm

Birdrock Taco Shack will be celebrating Bradenton’s very own Chef Dave Shiplett’s 7th Anniversary living and working at the Village of the Arts. Join him for an Epic Labor Day Porch Party together with three of Bradenton’s Favorite Bands – Gumbo Boogie, Divebombers, and The Wrenchers.

You won’t want to miss this awesome milestone event!

3. September Art & Succulent Sale

7506 17th Avenue West, West Bradenton, FL 
Friday and Saturday, September 3rd and 4th from 8 am to 3 pm

If you’re into collecting artwork and succulents, then the September Art and Succulent Sale by ArtbyCMac is the event for you!

Check out original artwork, framed prints, potted succulents, and arrangements all at very affordable prices.

4. Bradenton Marauders (Featuring Discover Bradenton)

Saturday, September 4th – Game Starts at 6:05 pm
LECOM Park: 1611 9th St W, Bradenton, FL

Come on out and watch the Bradenton Marauders take on the Tampa Tarpons! It’s Fan Appreciation Night, and your very own Discover Bradenton will be featured! Stop by our table for some fun giveaways.

The game starts at 6:05 pm and there will also be a post-game fireworks show. Tickets start at just $7.00 and you can get them here.

5. Football F.E.W.D Funday

Every Sunday!
Paddywagon Irish Pub Downtown Bradenton: 320 12th St. W. Bradenton, FL

Paddywagon Irish Pub in downtown Bradenton is going to be the place to watch all the football games this year! They have 24 TVs so they’ll be showing all the games, and the sound will be on for every Bucs game.

As if that wasn’t enough, you can also get amazing food from the F.E.W.D. tent from 2 pm until 6 pm (or when they run out). There will be food and drink specials, free pool, darts, cornhole, and Golden Tee — AND 20% off for anyone in the service industry!

Don’t miss out – FFF Sundays are going to be lit!

6. Dungeons & Dragons on Sundays

Table Talk Board Game Cafe: 3999 Cortez Rd West Bradenton, FL
Every Sunday at 2 pm

Table Talk SRQ, Bradenton’s FIRST and ONLY Board Game Cafe is now offering Dungeons and Dragons every Sunday! If you’re a D&D fan, you definitely won’t want to miss this.

The current campaign is about to end, so sign up now to Campaign beginning in September. Reserve your seat today!

7. Twerkasana – Hip Hop Yoga

Thrive Yoga & Fitness: 8819 Cortez Road West Bradenton, FL
Friday, September 10th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Thrive Yoga & Fitness is now offering Twerksana! This is a playful hip-hop spin to the classic Vinyasa flow that will get your body moving and your booty twerking.

Move and groove to the beat with this fun workout guaranteed to make your sweat drip and get you grooving. Space is limited, so sign up now! $20 per person (25% discount for current members). Click HERE to purchase your ticket.

8. Outdoor Pop-Up Market Tent Event

The Cat’s Meow: A Vintage Marketplace – 4307 26th St W, Bradenton, FL
Saturday, September 11th from 9 am to 4 pm

The Cat’s Meow, A Vintage Marketplace is hosting another of its Outdoor Pop-Up Market Tent Events. Come and join in on a day filled with fun, food, and shopping.

You’ll find tons of local artisans and guest vendors outside and there will many more selections inside. Guess what? They’re dog-friendly too, so bring your furry friend and enjoy a shopping adventure!

9. 3rd Annual WCR Hoe Down & Chili Cookoff

Bradenton Women’s Club: 1705 Manatee Avenue West Bradenton, FL
Thursday, September 16th from 6 pm
to 10 pm

The Women’s Council of Realtors Manatee Network will be hosting a fun night filled with chili tasting, prize-winning, celebrity guest judges, raffles, and more.

Do you have the best chili in town? Come see if you can beat last year’s winner. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place chili and best-dressed table. There will also be chances to win a wheelbarrow full of liquor.

$50 entry fee includes one ticket to the event. Get your tickets today!

10. Discover Bradenton’s First Networking Happy Hour

Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille: 101 Riverfront Blvd Ste 120 Bradenton, FL
Thursday, September 16th from 5 pm
to 7 pm

Come and join Discover Bradenton’s 1st Networking Happy Hour! This is a casual networking event where you can connect with other business owners, make new friends, and have fun along the way.

This event is FREE for all members and $5 for future members. Seatings will be limited so please RSVP as soon as possible, click here to purchase your tickets.

11. Seashell Shore Walk

Coquina Beach (South): 1300 Gulf Drive South, Anna Maria Island, FL 
Friday, September 17th from 9 am to 10:30 am

Head on over to Coquina Beach to search for seashells and learn to identify them. This program will explore what makes mollusks unique and the amazing adaptations that help them to survive in the wild. Learn about ethical seashell collecting methods while discovering a new appreciation for our beautiful shorelines. Program suitable for all ages.

Reservations are required. To register please contact or call (941) 742-5923 ext. 6036.

12. Manatee Pride POSTPONED

NOTE – Due to the uptick in COVID-19 cases, the Manatee Pride festival has been postponed. It is now scheduled for March 22, 2022.

Bradenton Riverwalk: 452 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL
Saturday, September 18th from 12 pm
to 5 pm

Join ALSO Youth in celebrating the 7th Manatee Pride Festival, a fundraising event for the LGBTQ+ youth in Manatee County.

The event will be held on the beautiful Bradenton Riverwalk, and there will be live entertainment, food, drinks, and craft vendors for everyone to enjoy. This great event promises to be fun for the whole family!

13. De Soto Main Street Open

Old Main St. Bradenton, FL
Saturday, September 18th at 1 pm

You won’t want to miss out on the Hernando De Soto Society‘s Main Street Open – a Putt-Putt Pub Crawl Tournament presented by Progressive Cabinetry. This fun event will take place at multiple locations on Old Main Street in Downtown Bradenton.

Registration is $100 per team, with 4 players per team. There will be same-day registration at Cork’s Cigar Bar, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Pick up your tickets today!

14. Corks for Canines and Cats

Saturday, September 18th from 6 pm to 9 pm
Fiorelli Winery & Vineyard: 4250 Waterbury Rd. Bradenton, FL

Enjoying great wine while supporting our furry friends – what more could you want?! Come out to Fiorelli Winery & Vineyard for their Corks for Canines and Cats event, supporting the Humane Society of Lakewood Ranch.

The event will include hors d’oeuvres catered by Seven Continents Catering and Live Music by Fiona Frensche. Advanced reservation is required and availability is limited to 100 guests. Purchase your tickets here!

15. 3rd Annual Sour Bash

Saturday, September 18th from 12 pm to 9 pm
Good Liquid Brewing, Co.: 4828 14th St. W. Bradenton, FL

If you like sour beers, you won’t want to miss the 3rd annual Mike’s Sour Birthday Bash at Good Liquid Brewing. They’ll have 40 rotating taps of new sour beers all day (or until they run out).

There will also be food available all day and flights so you can try as many different brews as you like! Find a favorite? Take home a crowler! They’ll be filling them all day too (while supplies last).

Good Liquid will be posting tap release times as the event gets closer, so follow them on Facebook to keep up with all the latest announcements.

16. International Coastal Clean-Up

Coquina Beach and Leffis Key – Bayside entrance, near the south boat ramp.
Saturday, September 18th from 9 am to 12 pm

Ready to get your feet all wet and help clean up Coquina Beach and Leffis Key? Bring your water shoes get ready for a fun adventure!

Volunteers from all over are coming together to help protect our water life, and you’re invited to join them.

Reservations are required. CLICK HERE to sign up.

17. Mom and Me at Rustic Flamingo

Rustic Flamingo: 4306 SR 64 East, Bradenton, FL
Sunday, September 19th from 1 pm to 4 pm

Come enjoy a fun afternoon with the kids at The Rustic Flamingo‘s Mom and Me event.

Mom pays $65 to create a design from the main gallery, and your child gets to choose from 17 designs in the children’s gallery for FREE!

You’ll need to make your reservations ahead of time by clicking HERE.

18. Young at Heart Fall Harvest Kick Off Event

Wednesday, September 22nd from 10:30 am to 12 pm
The Salvation Army: 5328 24th St E, Bradenton, FL

Come join The Salvation Army of Manatee County for their Young at Heart Full Harvest Kick Off Event. Local community partners will be on-site supporting the event. Participants will enjoy live music, free fresh vegetables courtesy of Meals on Wheels Plus, prize drawings every 20 minutes, and free lunch.

Please RSVP by calling Carolyn Nielsen at 941-757-5770 or by email at

19. Lagerfest at Corporate Ladder

Saturday, September 25th through October 3rd
Corporate Ladder Brewing, Co.: 4935 96th St. E. Palmetto, FL

Starting on the traditional date of Munch, Germany’s world-famous Oktoberfest, Corporate Ladder Brewing will be pouring a bunch of their own lagers including Festbier | Marzen | Munich Dunkel | Munich Helles | Paperweight Pilsner | Schwarzbier | Doppelbock, and more! Festbier & Marzen will be poured from traditional side pull taps and all lagers will be served in either half-liter or liter steins.

There will also be authentic German food from The Schnitzel Trailer on Saturday the 25th.

20. Live Blues Brunch

Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille: 101 Riverfront Blvd. Ste 120 Bradenton, FL
Sunday, September 26th from 11 am to 3 pm

Want to enjoy the perfect Sunday afternoon? Head out to Mattison Riverwalk Grille‘s covered, open-air patio for their Live Blues Brunch. You’ll love their delicious Chef-Crafted Brunch Menu with Bottomless Mimosas and Signature Bloody Mary’s. Even better, you’ll be able to enjoy Authentic Live Blues from RJ Howson.

While not required, reservations are strongly encouraged. You can reserve your spot by giving Mattison’s a call at (941) 896-9660.

There you have it! A list of the best events here in Bradenton for the month of September! Mark your calendars and bookmark this page, so you don’t miss a thing! We are always adding new posts to our Event Calendar, so make sure you check it out often too!

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